Image Collection

The Image Collection features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Samuel Little Hawk, Frank Jannies, and William C. Bull, c.1892

The caption reads:  #1 LITTLE HAWK,  #2 F. JANNIES,  #3 Wm. C. BULL.

The printed note reads: FRANK JANNIES, SIOUX, Entered Carlisle 1883; remained the full term of five years; was employed as a carpenter at Rosebud Agency S. Dak.; enlisted in the Army Dec. 1891; became 1st Sgt. Co. I, 16th Infry., and served as school teacher at the Post.  WM. C. BULL and SAMUEL LITTLE HAWK, also members of the same tribe, served their full term at Carlisle and enlisted in the Army July, 1892.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 1 Sam L Hawk 3rd Sergt.  No. 2 Frank Jannies 3rd Sergt.  No. 3 Wm C. Bull 3rd Sergt. Co. For Captain.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Carlisle Indian School Student Body, 1892

The entire student body of the Carlisle Indian School in 1892.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Class of 1893

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1893. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

John Baptiste, Winnebago. Malcolm W. Clarke, Piegan. Fred Big Horse, Sioux. S. Arthur Johnson, Wyandotte. John G. Morrison, Chippewa. Emily E. Peake, Chippewa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Fifth Class of Graduates in 1893

The caption reads: THE FIFTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1893.

The printed note reads: John Baptiste (Winnebago). Malcolm W. Clarke (Piegan). Fred Big Horse (Sioux). S. Arthur Johnson (Wyandotte). John G. Morrison (Chippewa). Emily E. Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 20.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair

The Carlisle Indian School exhibit titled Into Civilization and Citizenship at the World's Fair in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit includes images of students, mannequins representing students, and other artifacts.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Sixth Graudating Class in 1894

The caption reads: THE SIXTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1894.

The printed note reads: Thos. B. Bear (Sioux). Susie Metoxen (Oneida). Wm. J. Tygar (Shawnee). Flora Campbell (Alaskan). Howard Gansworth (Tuscarora). Martha Napawat (Kiowa). Emmanuel Bellefeuille (Chippewa). Belinda Archiquette (Oneida). Siceni Nori (Pueblo). Henry Warren (Chippewa). Wm. Denomie (Chippewa). Ida Warren (Chippewa). Hugh Sowcea (Pueblo). Minnie M. Yandell (Bannock). Andrew Beard (Sioux). James D. Flannery (Alaskan). Florence L. Wells (Alaskan). Florence Miller (Stockbridge). Ida Powlas (Oneida).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 21.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Chauncey Yellow Robe, 1894 [after]

Chauncey Yellow Robe as he graduated from the Carlisle Indian School in 1894.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Graduating Class of 1894

The top caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1894, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

The lower caption reads: Flora Campbell, Alaskan. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora. Thos. B. Bear, Sioux. Martha Napawat, Kiowa. Susie Metoxen, Oneida. Emmanuel Bellefeuille, Chippewa. Wm. H. Tygar, Shawnee. Belinda Archiquette, Oneida. Siceni Nori, Pueblo. Andrew Beard, Sioux. Henry Warren, Chipppewa. Wm. Denomie, Chippewa. Ida Warren, Chippewa. Hugh Sowcea, Pueblo. Minnie M. Yandell, Bannock. James D. Flannery, Alaskan. Florence L. Wells, Alaskan. Florence Miller, Stockbridge. Ida Powlas, Oneida.

The handwritten note on the reverse reads: Chas. W Buck.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Boiler House

The caption reads: THE BOILER HOUSE INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: The buildings are all heated by steam from this central plant consisting of three 100-horse-power water tube boilers. All the work of digging the trenches, laying the pipes and fitting up the buildings for the system was done by the Indian boys under the direction of a skilled mechanic.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 29.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Skating on the Conodoguinet

The caption reads: SKATING ON THE CONEDOGWINET.

The printed note reads: Within a short distance of the School is the Conedogwinet Creek; in Summer a beautiful place for fishing and bathing, and in Winter, when the ice is good, a famous skating resort. The picture shows the Indian students and employees on the ice during holiday week.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 34.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the School Blacksmith Shop

The caption reads: THE BLACKSMITH SHOP INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: has five forges, each one requiring two hands for morning and two for afternoon work. The principal work is building wagons of which the Government is the chief purchaser. Last year one wagon was shipped to a Negro mission school in Africa, the missionary, Mr. Stuart, having seen the wagon at the World's Fair. There are also purchasers among the Indians.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 46.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Baseball Team

The caption reads: THE BASE BALL TEAM.

The printed note reads: The School nine is not always beaten when it comes to a contest with college and other organizations following base ball as a profession.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle Penna ([1895?]), 58.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Student Learning Music

The caption reads: A MUSIC ROOM.

The printed note reads: Very early in the School experience it was found that there were good voices among the pupils and ability to acquire both vocal and instrumental knowledge. Music proves a pleasing study to the Indian youth, and is useful and entertaining to the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 14.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1895

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1895, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Clark Greg, (Assinaboine.) David Turkey, (Seneca.) George Warren, (Chippewa.) Laura Long, (Wyandotte.) Wm. Hazlett, (Piegan.) Wm. Lufkins, (Chippewa.) Isaac Baird, (Oneida.) Lewis Williams, (Nez Perce.) Ida LaChapelle, (Chippewa.) Melissa Green, (Oneida.) George Suis, (Crow.) Alice Lambert, (Chippewa.) Chauncy Y. Robe, (Sioux.) Wm. Moore, (Sac & Fox.) Nettie Freemont, (Omaha.) James Van Wert, (Chippewa.) Antoine Donnell, (Chippewa.) Samuel Sixkiller, (Cherokee.) Susie McDougall, (Chippewa.) George Buck, (Sioux.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Professional Nurses from Carlisle

The caption reads: INDIAN GIRLS AS PROFESSIONAL NURSES.

The printed note reads: This picture represents former Carlisle pupils who, having received preliminary training in the School hospital, and having completed heir training in Philadelphia, New Haven and Hartford nurse schools, are now profitably employed in independent practice in the cities named. In this direction our Indian girls have been especially successful.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 64.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Large Boys' Quarters

The caption reads: THE LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: replace an old barrack building that stood on the same site in the early days of the School, and are 292 x 38 feet.
Congress had not then faith in Indian education, and after several years of disappointment, the boys from their earnings on farms contributed to erect the building $1,851.00, and the balance, $14,500.00 was donated by friends of the School. It has accommodations for 300 boys, with library, reading, assembly, bath and clothing rooms.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 30.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girls' Quarters

The caption reads: THE GIRLS' QUARTERS

The printed note reads: are 200 x 120 feet with ample accommodations for 300 girls, and with a spacious, paved courtyard in the interior used as a tennis court etc. Besides the bedrooms, the building contains sitting and assembly rooms, music rooms, society rooms, library and reading rooms, as well as abundant facilities for bathing.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 8.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The School's Printing Office

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE.

The printed note reads: This department can hardly be surpassed as an educational factor and is open to both sexes. The office is equipped with one oscillating Campbell press and two eclipse, as well as smaller job presses, all run by steam.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 47.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Choir on the Bandstand

The caption reads: THE CHOIR.

The printed note reads: adds much to the interest of all the services and entertainments of the School, and on different occasions has won applause from large audiences in Washington, Philadelphia, New York and other cities.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 15.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Large Boys Bedroom

The caption reads: BEDROOM - LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: These rooms, 14 x 16 feet, contain three beds each, a wardrobe with three divisions, one for each occupant, a table, chair, washstand, etc., and are decorated with such pictures and ornaments as the occupants may be able or choose to provide.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 31.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Office Mailing Department

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE - MAILING DEPARTMENT.

The printed note reads: The School publishes two papers, "The Indian Helper," weekly, with a circulation of about 10,000 ; subscriptions price 10 cents a year ; and "The Red Man," monthly, at 50 cents a year, which is especially devoted to the discussion of different opinions and phases of the Indian question.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 48.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Dr. Montezuma, Resident Physician at School, c.1895

The caption reads: DR. MONTEZUMA, APACHE INDIAN – RESIDENT PHYSICIAN AT SCHOOL '95-'97. TRAINED NURSES AT HOSPITAL. 

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Gymnasium

The caption reads: GYMNASIUM INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: One of the most useful buildings at the School is the Gymnasium, 150 x 60 feet, built wholly from contributed funds. In addition to its regular use for gymnastic purposes and drills, it is the place for general social gatherings of the School. It is supplied with apparatus in the use of which, under the direction of an instructor, both girls and boys each day drill with great benefit to health and deportment.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 32.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Students

The caption reads: GROUP OF PRINTERS.

The printed note reads: Students must be fairly well advanced in their school work before they can enter the printing office.

Marianna Burgess, the Man on the Band Stand, is sitting in the middle of the group.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 49.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The 1894 Carlisle Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM.

The printed note reads: has played games with the teams of the Naval Academy, Lehigh University, Bucknell, Dickinson and other colleges with credit to themselves both for their playing and gentlemanly conduct.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 33.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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